124th Regional Training Institute

124th Regional Training Institute

The 124th Regional Training Institute gives the Vermont National Guard an internal capability to provide Soldiers the highest degree of professional, functional, and specialty training as well as a capability and capacity to train service members from other states, Department of Defense components, and international forces as directed. The schools and specialty courses offered by RTI, locally and through distance learning, are nationally accredited and internationally recognized. Vermont National Guard instructors are frequently requested to teach partner nation forces in information operations. Graduates of our schools place highly in international mountaineering competitions and effect real change globally in support of the National Defense Strategy. Additionally, RTI Soldiers provide civil support to the state of Vermont. The 124th Regimental Headquarters consists of three subordinate schoolhouse commands.

June 3, 2021

Deployment ceremonies signal end of 2021 departures

The Vermont Army National Guard conducted three deployment ceremonies in Mid-May marking completion

June 2, 2021

Soldiers prepare for new ACFT

Introducing Vermont National Guard Solders to the new Army Combat Fitness Test 3.0 has required Staff Sgt. Yolande Allen to attend Master Fitness Trainer School, read numerous regulations and "memorize Field Manual 7-22, Holistic Health and Fitness," Allen said. In addition to duties of the VTARNG ACFT coordinator, Allen is a member of the 40th Army Band.

May 28, 2021

TAG shares Memorial Day thoughts

Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, Vermont's adjutant general, shares some thoughts as the 2021 Memorial Day weekend begins.

May 19, 2021

Vermont ARNG holds sendoff for Task Force Mansfield

The Vermont Army National Guard held a sendoff ceremony May 18, 2021, at Camp Johnson, Vermont, for Soldiers assigned to Task Force Mansfield and the 172nd Public Affairs Detachment. The Soldiers among the last of about 1,000 to deploy to U.S. European Command and U.S. Central Command to support federal missions.

April 28, 2021

Vermont Army Guard becomes first state authorized to recruit women into all units

Women may now join any combat arms unit in the Vermont Army National Guard, following authorization by National Guard Bureau issued today.  The Vermont Army National Guard is the first in the nation to open all combat arms units within its organization to the recruitment of women.  

  • Leadership
  • History

    The 124th Coast Artillery Battalion was activated at Camp Haan, California, on May 24, 1943. The Battalion was reorganized to the 124th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion on June 28, 1943. The 124th AAA entered combat at Dymchurch, England  July 24, 1944, and was part of Operation Crossbow, the defense of London against Nazi rocket attacks.

    The Battalion was deactivated at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia, Oct. 18, 1945.

    On Aug. 28, 1951, the Battalion was reactivated and designated as the 124th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, a unit of the Vermont National Guard. The Battalion was re-designated the 124th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion Dec. 1, 1953.

    On March 1, 1959, Units of the Vermont National Guard’s 172nd Infantry Regiment and the 124th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion were reorganized as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Battalions of the 172nd Armor Regiment. After Sept. 8, 1961, the 124th Antiaircraft Battalion unit name was no longer used.

    In the late 1990s the National Guard deactivated individual state military academies in favor of Regional Training Institutes for providing formal instruction. In recognition of the 124th AA Battalion’s history and lineage, on May 20, 1997 Vermont’s Regional Training Institute was designated the 124th Regiment.

  • Units

    124th Headquarters Battalion
    2nd Modular Training Battalion, 124th Regiment
    3rd Information Operations Battalion, 124th Regiment
    4th Signal Training Battalion, 124th Regiment
    Army Mountain Warfare School, 124th Regiment